The Phenomenon of Consciousness

From The Consciousness Chronicles. The phenomenon of consciousness is fundamental to our existence, yet it remains the most profound mystery we can imagine. Down through the ages, generations of scientists, philosophers, mystics and poets have gone in search for a deeper understanding of consciousness and the true nature of reality, whether through scientific research, reasoning or introspection.

Western biologists and neuroscientists have studied brains down to the atomic level, but so far an enduring theory of consciousness that combines the physical with the phenomenological remains tantalizingly elusive. Philosopher David Chalmers has called this the “hard problem” of consciousness.

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is one of the world’s most innovative biologists, and is best known for his theory of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He is a frequent contributor to BBC radio, and has written for newspapers such as the Guardian, The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mirror, and the Sunday Times.

He is the current Perrott-Warrick Scholar and Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project.

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